July 16 Thursday.

Great heat, but breeze.
Another two drafts of ' To Disown the Records ' now called ' Birthday '.
Bartolomé between balustrade (waiting for smith1) and path outside my work-room window.
Francisca the cook has a touch of sun, keeps her bed.
×××× [indecipherable] Work on a difficult passage of Alan's drama notes over which L & I stuck last night, very tired, at 12 o clock.
Counting up Epilogue III find we have already 250 pp [pages] & more to come from Norman and Alan; possibly Tom.
Sent Cooke £4/- for Ant. stamp and O.S.S. American2 to Richards.
* Ice-chest came.
Slowly at Schools .
It appears that the girls' distemper was due to drinking with the boys the other night.

Editorial Notes

1blacksmith eds.
2edition eds.

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Antigua

    Carribean Sea,
    Carribean Island eds.

People Mentioned

  • Bartolomé

    The mason. WG
  • Alan

    Hodge, Alan
    Oxford history graduate. Became close friends with LR & RG. First husband of Beryl Graves. CP & WG
  • Laura

    (1901-91) American poet. Laura Riding (née Reichenthal; then Laura Gottschalk).
  • Cooke

    Cooke, Harold
    stamp collector and resource for Antigua, Penny, Puce; author (Oxford database) Harold Percy Cooke? eds.
  • Francisca

    RG's cook from Pollensa, started work July 6 eds. see Diary July 3, 1936
  • Richards

    Richards, Frank
    Author of Old Soldiers Never Die and Old Soldier Sahib which R.G. rewrote for him. Was in The Royal Welch Fusiliers, R.G.'s regiment. eds.; Birth name is Francis Phillip Woodruff eds. see Diary September 27, 1936
  • Norman Cameron

    Cameron, Norman
    Poet. Built Can Torrent in 1932-1933. W.G.; m. to Elfriede, then to Catherine Vandervelde; friend and contributor to LR and RG's work eds.
  • Tom

    Matthews, T.S.(Tom)
    American journalist. Took sabbatical from TIME and arrived in Deyá in 1930. Involved from then on with L.R. and R.G. WG


    • Title: Schools [an international survey of education]
    • Author: Graves, Robert; Riding, Laura
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • Title: Drama
    • Title: Epilogue III
    • Author: Riding, Laura/ Hodge, Alan/ Graves, Robert
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • BiblScope: 193-226
    • Date: 1937
    • Title: Epilogue III
    • Editor: Riding, Laura/ Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Date: 1937
    • Title: To Disown the Once Written [poem; becomes To Disown the Records, then Birthday. Not traced. Apparently not published. D.W.]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • Date: 1936-07-15
    • Title: Old Soldier Sahib
    • Author: Richards, Frank
    • Editor: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London, New York
    • Publisher: Faber & Faber; Harrison Smith & Robert Haas
    • Idno: A44
    • Date: 1936